The Moropoulos family has had a long-time tradition in vine-growing in Mantinia zone, producing high-quality fruit over the last decades. The siblings decided to take the family’s heritage a step further by establishing their own winery. This way they would be able to showcase the character of their vineyards and their respect to the Arcadian land. The winery is located at the village of Neochori, in the heart of the PDO Mantinia zone and is housed in an old family cereal warehouse which has been transformed into a unique vinification scene.
Mantinia has a long tradition in viticulture, dating back to the ancient times as evidenced by numerous archaeological finds, linking the region with wine production and the worship of the god Dionysus. Homer had named Mantinia “land of many vines”. Moreover, Mount Mainalo was home to Pan and Ancient Arcadians worshipped him to the same degree they worshipped Dionysus.
The winery’s first vintage wine was produced in 2015. It was an experimental one and since then there has been a small-scale production. There are 12ha of cultivated vines at a high altitude (680-700m) upon well-drained rocky clay and loamy soils and a big part is under an organic certification.
Recently they started crafting small batches from their own vineyards and their winery has been growing with steady steps and over careful choices.
Their latest wine called Noemvris (November in Greek), is a single vineyard – late harvest Moschofilero. The outcome of patience, exploration and vision. A single plot was selected to be harvested by the end of November aiming to unfold an unknown aspect of the landmark.
Based on the above name, an illustration was created in order to depict the essence of November as a month. A woman wearing a bright yellow raincoat stands among the vines on a rainy day. The colors are orientated around the season and symbolic raindrops are hot-foil printed across the label to give an overall sense of warm autumn feel.
- Agency/Creative: Marios Karystios
- Article Title: Noemvris Wine Label Design by Marios Karystios
- Organisation/Entity: Freelance
- Project Type: Packaging
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Cyprus
- Agency/Creative City: Pafos
- Market Region: Global
- Project Deliverables: Illustration, Packaging Design
- Format: Bottle
- Substrate: Glass
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: wine, Greece
Photographer: Nikos Koustenis